Mineworkers have rejected a wage proposal by Sibanye-Stillwater that would have increased the gold miner’s wage bill at its gold operations by R1.4bn in 2023 and are contemplating embarking on a wage strike should the parties fail to reach an agreement.

This follows a coalition of mining unions, including the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), Solidarity and Uasa, holding a joint mass meeting in Carletonville on Tuesday afternoon to get a mandate from workers on the wage proposal...

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